We start off 2018 with 2 of our favorites...
 
   
January through April, the Custom House Maritime Museum is open
Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM. 

What's Up at the Custom House  - January 7, 2018
New London Maritime Society - telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites.
This week photographer David Zapatka is bringing us copies of his much-anticipated new book.
S tars & Lights will be available in the MUSEUM SHOP beginning Thursday.
 
The Custom Book Group's discussion of Ellery Thompson's  DRAGGERMAN'S HAUL
is tentatively set for Sunday, January 28, 2 PM.   
 
This should give you plenty of time to finish reading the book. We hope to pair the meeting with a talk by someone who knew Ellery well .  
Draggerman's Haul is available in the MUSEUM SHOP for $16  for Book Club attendees (a $2 discount)
 
Above, one project for 2018 will be to create a plan to restore/replace the Custom House roof, with four chimneys and a balcony, as designed by Robert Mills & originally built in 1833. We're also hoping to install a WW II-era periscope. 
   
A small gem in downtown New London, NLMS's Custom House is New London's local maritime history museum & preservation organization.  
    
We are not salespeople but teachers, historians, librarians, & maritime aficionados.  
 
Your Annual Fund gift helps keep the lights on & the museum warm as we preserve & share our authentic maritime heritage.
 
Please help with a donation to our ANNUAL FUND. Every gift helps!
 
Learn more HERE or make your donation online at nlmaritimesociety.org.
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The CUSTOM  HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM & CUSTOM HOUSE MUSEUM SHOP reopen this Thursday, January 11. Winter hours, through March, are Thursday to Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.
 
Custom House Maritime Museum   is on Facebook. 'Like' us to keep up with our events, & school visits, as well as with news of interest about museums.
 
      
We had some terrific high schoolers volunteer at the Custom House.  
That's docent & new NLMS trustee Christina Corcoran, left, with three volunteers from last summer. 
Are you interested in helping out at the Custom House in 2018?  
There are many ways to participate and it's fun. Please email Linda at  lroselund@hotmail.com  and she will get you started.   
 
 
 
Yes, we love BOOKS...& summer. 
 
There are some terrific new books for young people at the Custom House MUSEUM SHOP 
 'Well, you may not believe this, but . . . I found a message in a bottle . . . it was a treasure map!' and so The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer begins. Recommended for Ages 6-9. 
   



Facebook New London Harbor Light   reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation.  
We continue our work to re-establish public access to this beloved local historic landmark
 
 
Facebook  Race Rock Lighthouse posts news concerning Race Rock Light and international lighthouse tourism and preservation efforts.        
 
Facebook New London Ledge Light for history and cultural information about   the lighthouse in our harbor. 
 
Facebook Lighthouse Inn, New London, Connecticut to keep up with the Inn's restoration.   
 
Facebook  Lighthouses of Long Island Sound Gateway   to learn news of other area  lighthouses.  
 
Find your lighthouse is a facebook page for world-wide lighthouse events & news.
 
Below, also new in the MUSEUM SHOP: Wave by Suzy Lee
In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008
 
   
~ Have a Sparkling Week ~
 
Membership rates will change early in 2018. 
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New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors
 
  Robinson + Cole                                   Docko                  Cross Sound Ferry
   
John Steffian, Jr.
& the
Chester Kitchings Family Foundation
 
New London Maritime Society | 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
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